FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Published by Variety Crossing Press, January 2013
Poetry is found in the stripmalls of Scarborough.
“That stripmall is all too real, but the subversion of Lorimer’s poetry is subtle, shining and sophisticated.”
Toronto, Ontario – Feb 4, 2013 – Stripmall Subversive by Lois Lorimer is the combination of lyrical beauty found in the suburban stripmalls of Scarborough and the serenity of nature. In her first collection of poetry, Lorimer compels us to read on as she exposes the unsavory grit of the infamous stripmall while presenting a captivating emotional and physical diversity within nature.
The book launch will be held on Wednesday February 6th 2013 at 8pm at Harbord House (upstairs), 150 Harbord Street, Toronto.
Lois Lorimer is a poet, actor and teacher. Her poetry chapbook Between the Houses, was published by Maclean Dubois in Edinburgh in 2010. Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals, including Arc, Literary Review of Canada, and Hart House Review, as well as in the anthologies The Bright Well (Leaf Press: 2012), and Connectivism (Variety Crossing Press: 2012). As an actor Lois Lorimer was a member of the Shaw Festival Company, working as well in film and radio drama. Born in Brockville, she now lives and teaches in Toronto where she is one of the founding editors of the online magazine of contemporary poetics, Influencysalon.ca.
Toronto-based Variety Crossing Press has published books that explore and/or reflect Canada’s multicultural landscape over the last 14 years. A new era in multicultural writing goes beyond the immigrant experience to address the times and personalities of the generations that follow. Recently, Variety Crossing Press launched two new imprints: Variety Crossing, for single poetry books and anthologies, and Stories That Bind, for non-fiction and fiction titles.